Newsletter: March 11, 2022, Spring Forward 1 hour, Various Contests announced and Check out Food Vendors!

Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend on Sunday, March 13, when clocks “spring forward” an hour. We will get one less hour of sleep overnight.

Although most schools in our area have ended the mask mandate, we will continue to exercise caution as we have families coming from different parts of NJ and also PA. The West Windsor-Plainsboro school district also requires K-5 to continue wearing masks indoors. Therefore, please continue to follow our current protocol to keep everyone healthy and safe.

  1. Be sure to self-screen for symptoms prior to attending school in person

  2. Always wear a mask properly when indoors and at crowded places outdoors.

  3. Cooperate with the temperature checks at the entrance.

  4. Mask on properly at all times when in Beth Chaim

  5. Contact immediately if tested positive for COVID-19.

  6. Follow CDC guidelines on quarantine and isolation in this link here. Do not come to school if you have symptoms.

Messages from the Academic Director

Writing Contest

Writing contest will be held on April 3, 2022. It’s a whole-school event, so all of the students will participate.

Word Recognition Contest

Word recognition contest will be held on April 10, 2022. More information about the contest can be found in the Traditional Class Word Recognition Contest flier and CSL Class Word Recognition Contest flier. Please register using this Google Form by March 27, 2022.

Upcoming Contest:

5/8/2022: 看圖說故事比賽 Storytelling Competition

Messages from the Culture Director

Fun Day 2022 – Mark your calendar!

Fun Day will return this year on 5/22/2022 at Rosedale Park. To assist us with planning, a Google Form will be released in April to gauge the size of attendance.  Mark your calendar, come out and have fun with other PCLS families!

Culture Class Open House

The culture class open house will take place on 4/24/2022.  This is a great opportunity for students to try a different culture class and the experience might help them in deciding what they would like to take during the 2022-2023 school year.  Google form for registration will be released next week.

ANJCS Chinese Calligraphy Contest

The ANJCS Chinese Calligraphy Contest will take place at 1:30PM on Sunday 4/24/2022 in Bergen Chinese School (Tenafly High School, 19 Columbus Drive, Tenafly, NJ 07670). See this brochure for details.  If you are interested in participating, please email me at and I’ll submit registration on behalf of all PCLS contestants.

Messages from the PTA

Parent Duty

If you are unsure of which parent duty you have signed up for, please check in the following link or reach out to If you have not signed up yet or did not complete your parent duty due to virtual classes, sign up here . If you are available for additional signups to support our community, please sign up for the remaining empty slots that are still available. PCLS appreciates your support.

We are in need of additional volunteers for the remaining open signups such as the PCLS Fun Day. Please sign up if you have not completed your parent duty or if you are able to spare more time to show your support. Thank you!

ShopWithScrip Fundraising

To continue showing support to PCLS, we partnered with a fundraising organization, ShopWithScrip.  You should have received an invitation email to sign up from ShopWithScrip. Please follow the instructions and make sure that you use the enrollment code to link your purchases to the PCLS account.

Enrollment code: JEGG74SPECAJ

Thank you for your continued support and Happy Shopping!